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Sunset Summer Portraits at Pedernales Falls

Filed in : Engagement

Yep, I’m at my new favorite park again – Pedernales Falls State Park! As much as I love downtown sessions, the city skyline, bright wall murals, and urban backgrounds… I love state parks and nature just as much. (I mean, y’all know about my National Park trip goals) Rachael & Jake wore two totally different […]

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Downtown Austin Boardwalk Proposal | Shivani & Chinmaya

Filed in : Proposal

On the first night they met, he told her he would marry her in 5 years. But Chinmaya couldn’t wait that long. 2 1/2 years after they met in Austin at their mutual friends’ dance competition, Chinmaya got down on one knee to ask Shivani to be his wife. And wow…he pulled off an incredible […]

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Sunny Mount Bonnell Summer Proposal | Persia & Kevin

Filed in : Proposal

I  love that my calendar this summer (actually, this entire year) has been filled with proposals. Kevin contacted me a few weeks ago to tell me about his plan to propose to his girlfriend Persia, and I was all in. Kevin & Persia were checking out the stunning views at Mount Bonnell 5 1/2 years […]

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Pedernales Falls State Park Adventure Session with Kimber & Bo

Filed in : Engagement

This is the type of session that sets me on fire creatively. I LOVE these photos and had such a fun time exploring a new location with an adventurous couple! Kimber & Bo are one of the two couples who won my Summer Giveaway of an adventure photography session at Pedernales Falls State Park. I […]

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Best Places to Propose in Austin, Texas

Filed in : Proposal

I’ve planned and photographed A LOT of proposals in Austin. It’s kinda my thing. So I created a list of my favorite proposal locations in and around Austin to help the guys I’m working with and anyone else who finds this post! Are you looking for a quirky downtown location? Or a private, romantic spot […]

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Cody & Emily’s Lake Travis Boat Dock Proposal

Filed in : Proposal

A proposal on a boat dock followed by a surprise party + sunset cruise? Ummm YES. Cody, you nailed it. Cody told his girlfriend Emily that they were meeting his family on Lake Travis to cruise around on a family friend’s boat. But she had no idea that there was more planned. As they walked […]

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Eden & Cole’s East Austin + At Home Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement

Eden & Cole met when they were a bridesmaid and a groomsmen in their friends’ wedding. They’re both UT grads, and were in a sorority and a fraternity that’s getting famous for creating couples in their mutual friend group. Now, over three years later, they’re planning their wedding in Cabo! They recently bought a house […]

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Travis’ Proposal to Mackenzie at Austin Bumble HQ

Filed in : Proposal

Travis set up with the most unique and personalized proposal for this girlfriend Mackenzie this weekend! They met on the Bumble dating app almost two years ago, and since Bumble’s headquarters are here in Austin, he thought the colorful, bright yellow wall outside their building would be the perfect place to propose. Her favorite color […]

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8 Tips for Bringing Your Dog to Your Engagement Photos

Filed in : Engagement, For Brides

So many of my couples ask to include their dog in their engagement photos, and my response is always “YES”! 🐶There are so many benefits to bringing your dog along: They’ll instantly make you feel comfortable and feel like yourselves. Your dog will lighten the mood and take the pressure off! Remember that your engagement […]

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Nikita & Parth’s Austin Overlook Proposal

Filed in : Proposal

Wow. Parth pulled off an incredible proposal! Here’s how it went down… Nikita and her family, who all live in Houston, came to Austin for a weekend trip. They decided to check out Mount Bonnell one afternoon, and as they were walking along the trail, something unexpected happened. Nikita was SHOCKED to see her boyfriend […]

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